Hand Surgery Billings MT

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Barry Nathan Smith, MD
(406) 238-5215
2702 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1994

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Thomas Randall Johnson, MD
(406) 238-6540
2900 12th Ave N Ste 140W
Billings, MT
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: St Vincent Hosp & Health Ctr, Billings, Mt
Group Practice: Orthopedic Surgeons Yellowstone Medical Center W

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Ralph Michael Costanzo, MD
(406) 238-6700
2900 12th Ave N Ste 100E
Billings, MT
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1988

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Ralph Michael Costanzo, MD
(406) 238-6700
1323 Main St
Billings, MT
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1988

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Barry Nathan Smith, MD
(406) 238-5215
2702 8th Ave N
Billings, MT
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1994

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Jeffrey Norman Hansen, MD
(406) 245-5688
1139 N 27th St Ste C2
Billings, MT
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1980

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James F Schwarten, MD
(406) 238-6540
2900 12th Ave N
Billings, MT
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Deaconess Billings Clinic, Billings, Mt
Group Practice: Orthopedic Surgeons Yellowstone Medical Center W

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James F Schwarten, MD
(406) 238-6540
319 Glenhaven Dr
Billings, MT
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Deaconess Billings Clinic, Billings, Mt
Group Practice: Orthopedic Surgeons Yellowstone Medical Center W

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Elizabeth Denise Quinlan, MD
621 3rd St S
Glasgow, MT
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1974

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Robert Brent Blake, MD
(406) 587-0122
1450 Ellis St Ste 201
Bozeman, MT
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Bozeman Deaconess Hosp, Bozeman, Mt
Group Practice: Bridger Orthopedic & Sprts Med

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Wrist Pain Info / Hand Pain Info

In order to understand this condition it is important to understand the anatomy and function of the wrist and hand. Please read Wrist Pain Info / Hand Pain Info's sections on wrist anatomy and hand anatomy . For information on the biomechanics of the wrist and hand please read Wrist Pain Info / Hand Pain Info's section on wrist and hand biomechanics .

What is a boutonnière deformity?

Tendons are rope like structures that connect muscles to bone. Many of the muscles that move the fingers and thumb are in the forearm. The tendons of these muscles cross the wrist and attach to the bones of the hand. Several tendons work together to straighten each finger. These tendons run along the side and top of the finger. The extensor digitorum communis (EDC) tendon runs along the top of the finger and one point of attachment is the middle phalanx (bone) of the finger. A boutonnière deformity occurs when the EDC tendon is torn or pulled off its attachment to the middle bone of the finger. This causes the proximal interphalangeal joint to become flexed and fingertip to remain straight. The tear looks like a buttonhole ("boutonnière" in French).

What does a boutonnière deformity feel like?

The finger may be painful to touch and may also appear red and swollen. The main problem is the inability to actively straighten your middle joint.

What causes a boutonnière deformity?

It is usually caused by trauma such as a cut on the top of the finger or "jamming" your finger when playing football, volleyball or basketball. If the force the finger is strong enough, the bone can actually pop through the opening. People with rheumatoid arthritis can also have this type of deformity.

Can boutonnière deformity be detected on Xray?

X-rays cannot detect a tear of the extensor digitorum communis tendon. However, an x-ray is done to detect any broken bones attached to the central slip of tendon.

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